New HPCSA Registrar/CEO

Dr David Boikhutso Motau was appointed as the new new HPCSA Registrar/CEO on 1 June 2021.

“In his previous role as the Head of Department of Free State Department of Health, Dr Motau was a well-respected leader with an exceptional track record. He had achieved substantial strategic and operational progress that we believe will assist the HPCSA in delivering on its mandate. Dr Motau has come to the HPCSA at a critical time when the organisation requires a full time Registrar/CEO who will ensure that the HPCSA transitions into becoming a leading regulator. This is also a time when the organisation is evolving its services to online platforms to ensure its effectiveness and efficiency. Based on his wealth of experience, we are confident that he is qualified to steer the organisation in the desired direction” said Professor Simon Nemutandani, HPCSA President when welcoming the new registrar.

Dr Motau brings a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked in both the public and private sectors. He managed his own practice from 1998 – 2013 and served as Head of the Free State Department of Health from 2013 – 2021. Dr Motau is also a board member of the National Health Laboratory Service. His career spans over 23 years of experience within the healthcare industry.

The new Registrar/CEO holds Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry and Psychology) and Bachelor of Surgery and Medicine (MBChBs) degrees from the Medical University of South Africa, an Advanced Diploma in Occupational Health from the University of the Free State, and an MBA in International Healthcare Management from the University of Cumbria, United Kingdom.

“I am humbled by the confidence that the HPCSA and the Minister of Health has entrusted in me, to guide Council in ensuring that it achieves its goals and objectives. I am determined to persevere and overcome the challenges that HPCSA is currently encountering.” said Dr Motau in conclusion.


Last Updated on 29 Jun 2021 by HPCSA Corporate Affairs